If you can order Amazon packages to arrive the next day, or Uber Eats your meal in minutes, why can’t the same level of service be applied to getting a new set of tires?
Now it has been and there are numerous options available to get your tires changed, safely, easily and affordably.
How Much Does Mobile Tire Installation Cost?
Before we go any further, let’s talk price. If it’s too expensive, then you might look for other options. Surprisingly, however, mobile tire installation isn’t much more expensive than getting your tires installed at a shop. Pricing starts at around $30 per tire though you’ll generally spend between $40 and $60 per tire – expect to spend more if you also need to install tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors.
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How Does Mobile Tire Installation Work?
As with any such service, the idea here is to make it incredibly easy for the consumer – and that’s exactly how it’s set up.
Services like those offered by Tire Rack handle absolutely everything. Just schedule an appointment and a certified technician will meet you at the agreed-upon location (your home of office, for example) and bring all the tools required to get the job done. This includes everything from tire mounting machines, to balancing, and of course all the jacks, torque wrenches and other tools required.
They’ll also dispose of your old tires. This does cost extra but is often extremely affordable – around $10 for a set of four.
While there are numerous companies that will do this sort of work, Tire Rack offers the ability to arrange the installation at the point of purchase. This means you can schedule an appointment when you buy new tires, taking a lot of the hassle out of the tire purchasing process. As a result you won’t have to worry about shipping tires to your home and then dragging them to a shop, or coordinating with a shop to ship your tires there.
It’s not necessary to purchase the tires either though, meaning you can buy tires from anywhere and then schedule a mobile installation once you’ve got them in hand.
Where Can The Tires be Installed?
While it’s not necessary to have a garage space or driveway for the installation, there are safety concerns with doing an install on a public street and so you’re unlikely to find a service that will perform the task in open traffic.
It is possible to arrange for a mobile installation in a public parking lot.
Seasonal Mobile Tire Installation
The mobile tire installation industry really started with seasonal tire swapping and it still thrives bases on this.
You can certainly book a mobile service to come and swap one set of mounted tires for another. If you do have both sets mounted then it’s quite affordable too. We do, however advise that you book an appointment well in advance as these services are in extremely high demand for a few weeks every Fall and Spring.
How to Find a Trusted Mobile Tire Installer
While there are numerous solid options out there for mobile tire installation, Tire Rack covers much of the country and does so with quality tools and highly-trained staff.
The company prides itself on hiring the best and all mobile tire installers go through a two weeks training course. Plus, all of the company’s trucks make use of high quality equipment including tools like the Hunter TC35 tire changer and Hunter SmartWeight Pro Balancer.
Plus, to give you added piece of mind, Tire Rack offers a 30 day warranty on any balancing issues, so if you’re not satisfied they’ll pop by to re-balance your tires free of charge.
Is There Anything Else?
One final item to remember: don’t forget your lock key! Some folks keep their custom wheel lock key in their car for ease of use, although many also choose to leave it at home as a further precaution to make sure your fancy wheels don’t get jacked. If you’re getting your tires changed at home, this won’t be much of an issue, but if you’re planning to make a mobile tire installation appointment at your office or another location, be sure to remember your tire lock key – you’ll be kicking yourself otherwise.